7 Jun, 2018 in Kaunas

My last stop on my quick weekend getaway from the Netherlands to Lithuania after visiting Trakai was Kaunas, where I flew back from. I spent a few hours exploring the central are of the city on foot. First, the main Vilniaus street, with various eating and shopping options, from the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica and nearby Kaunas City […]

6 May, 2018 in Vilnius

After enjoying the lovely Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, I wanted to explore quick getaways in the are, and so was recommended to head off to the west to see Trakai, which features the Trakai Castle – a 14th century beautiful fortified stone castle set at the middle of a large lake. An hour’s bus away, […]

22 Apr, 2018 in Vilnius

Vilnius was one of my last minute rush weekend getaways during my last month in Europe to try and see as much as possible. Haven’t been to Lithuania before, so this was meant to give me a taste of the country, people, and culture, and the weekend far exceeded my expectations. Vilnius was a lively […]

16 Mar, 2018 in Vilnius

Some of the cities in eastern Europe look so nice that it’s sometimes easy to forget that not till long ago they were experiencing very hard times and authoritarian regimes under Soviet Union (USSR) control. It is only when you go to some of the local history museums are you really faced with the horrible […]

27 Jan, 2018 in Vilnius

Those who know me personally probably know these two things about me – (1) I really like funky speciality museums, and I’d choose those over fancy old school museums any day, (2) I take a special interest in the human mind, especially biases and heuristics. Which is why the VILNIL Museum of Illusions in Vilnius was […]

25 Dec, 2017 in Lithuania, Visions

After realizing I have not visited much of north-eastern Europe I took a quick look on a weekend getaway to Lithuania. First stop was Vilnius which left a very positive impression on me. With the little time I had, I also had the chance to venture out of Vilnius towards the west and visit Trakai, […]

12 Dec, 2017 in Vilnius, Visions

During my last month in Europe before moving to Asia, I tried to see as much as possible from Europe in parts I have not visited before. Examining the Europe map I realized I have not visited any of the former Soviet north-east, aside from Russia, which was said to be very different, and so […]

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